My new favorite super-human is Wim Hof. I’ve been practicing Wim’s methods for a while now and can attest to the life changing effectiveness. In short, Wim holds 20 world records, including a world record for longest ice bath. He broke his previous world record by staying immersed in ice for 1 hour, 13 minutes and 48 seconds at Guinness World Records 2008. The night before, he performed the feat on the Today Show.
Wim describes his ability to withstand extreme cold temperatures as being able to “turn his own thermostat up” by using his mind.
In 2009 Hof completed a full marathon (42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi)), above the arctic circle in Finland, in temperatures close to −20 °C (−4 °F). Dressed in nothing but shorts, Hof finished in 5 hours and 25 minutes. The challenge was filmed by Firecrackerfilms, who make productions for BBC, Channel 4 and National Geographic.